ASTORIA — Raymond Joseph Goguen, 77 passed away on Aug. 1, 2017, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria, Oregon. Ray was born in Lewisville, New Brunswick (now known as Moncton) Canada to Adelard and Fedelica Goguen.
Ray, the youngest of 13 children, grew up in Amhurst, Nova Scotia. His family later moved back to Moncton, New Brunswick, where he lived until he turned 18.
As soon as Ray was 18, he followed his brothers’ lead and moved to the Los Angeles, Calif., area to look for work.
As soon as he found work his young wife Simonne Maillet Goguen joined him in California. They raised three beautiful children together and Ray owned and operated Goguen Profile Inc. with his brother, Ed Goguen. They ran a successful business together manufacturing aircraft parts and even made some parts for one of the Space Shuttles. In 1985 Ray decided he had enough of California and moved to Spanaway, Wash. He reopened his business in Spanaway for a while before retiring in the early 1990s when his beloved wife, Simonne, was diagnosed with Alzheimer Disease. He took amazing care of her until her passing in 1999.
Ray was lucky and found love again and in 2004 married Linda Wuorinen Goguen. They made their home in the Long Beach, Wash., where Ray enjoyed the outdoors and rollerblading the Discovery Trails every chance he got.
Ray is survived by his loving wife, Linda Goguen of Long Beach; his son Greg Goguen (wife Carol) of Burbank, Calif.; daughters, Deborah Kristovich (friend John) of Ruston, Wash and Janet Gilliam (husband Gary) of Renton, Wash; his stepchildren, Savannah Garza of Long Beach, Wash., and Brandon Miller of Porum Landing, Okla. Ray is also survived by his sisters, Alice Smith, Dora Day, Eva Wilson and Laura Charron all in New Brunswick and his brother Leo Goguen in Venice, Calif. He also has four grandchildren, Daniel Goguen, Beth Goguen, Amy Goguen, Simonne Gilliam and one great-granddaughter, Grayson Goguen.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Adelard and Fedelica Goguen; sisters, Delia Goguen, Rita Melanson, and Theresa Bourque. He was also preceded in death by brothers Robert, Gerard, Edmond, Joseph (died as infant).
At Ray’s request no service will be held; the family will gather later to spread Raymond and Simonne’s ashes.
Memorial donations can be made in Ray’s name to the NODA (No One Dies Alone) Program at Columbia Memorial Hospital. Contact Laura Lattig at 503-791-7408. Please leave condolences on Raymond Goguen’s online guest book at www.penttilaschapel.com.